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A look at the news and events happening in the Libraries at Waubonsee Community College
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MyAccount / Hold Problems

April 12, 2016 - 4:18pm
Notice: get_currentuserinfo is deprecated since version 4.5! Use wp_get_current_user() instead. in /srv/www/htdocs/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3662 We are currently experiencing some problems with logins to our library catalog.  If you need to place a hold, or manage your account please login using your X-number and your “PIN” in the password box.    If you need to know your “PIN” please contact the library for more details.
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April Book Display

March 31, 2016 - 3:31pm
April is National Autism Awareness Month, come check out our various books and DVDs on the issues. Read the full post by visiting our blog.
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These unlucky people have names that break computers (BBC)

March 25, 2016 - 1:40pm
A few people have names that can utterly confuse the websites they visit, and it makes their life online quite the headache.
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March 2016 Book Display

March 8, 2016 - 11:14am
St. Patrick's Day and beyond. Come check out our collection on Irish History both there and here in the U.S.
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Resource Maintenance

March 3, 2016 - 12:26pm
On Thursday March 3rd at 10:30 pm the library will be performing maintenance on library systems. During that time you may experience slow searches, or an inability to view library resources including the library web page. This routine maintenance is planned to be over by midnight. Please plan accordingly.
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Fair Use Week, 2016: Thankful for Fair Use (Harvard U)

February 25, 2016 - 9:35am
Harvard U's Office for Scholarly Communication is thankful for fair use. Are you thankful?
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Fair Use Week, 2016: Fair Use in Art, Politics, and Babies Going Crazy

February 25, 2016 - 9:32am
Explore the role of fair use in the creation of content that critiques, comments, or mocks.
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Fair Use in a Day in the Life of a College Student (Fair Use Week, 2016)

February 22, 2016 - 4:28pm
See how an average students relies on Fair Use on campus and off-campus.
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Fair Use Week Starts NOW!

February 22, 2016 - 4:23pm
Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2016 takes place from Monday, February 22, 2016 through Friday, February 26, 2016. It celebrates the important doctrines of fair use in the United States and fair dealing in Canada and other jurisdictions.
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Library Service Access Restored – Aurora Campus

February 10, 2016 - 8:41pm
Access to library resources at the Aurora Campus has been restored. If you continue to experience problems, please contact a library staff member for assistance.
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Library Services Outage – Aurora Campus

February 10, 2016 - 8:01pm
Due to an unforeseen change in campus networking infrastructure library research services will have intermittent, incorrect, or no availability at the Aurora Campus until further notice. This will affect all research services from but not limited to: Ebsco Publishing Alexander Street Press Gale Abc-Clio Access Science ProQuest Safari Tech Books Oxford Publishing Encyclopedia Britannica Newsbank … Continue reading Library Services Outage – Aurora Campus →
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AI Is Transforming Google Search. The Rest of the Web Is Next

February 4, 2016 - 3:48pm
As Google's head of artificial intelligence takes charge of search, deep learning is changing the way we search the internet, when using Google.
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February Book Display

February 3, 2016 - 10:21am
February 2016, Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the National Wildlife Federation. Check out our Blog!
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Digital Freedom Depends on the Right to Tinker

January 20, 2016 - 8:39pm
One of the most crucial issues in the fight for digital freedom is the question of who will control the hardware that you have in your home, in your pocket, or in your own body.
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Between Openness and Privacy in Genomics

January 20, 2016 - 6:27pm
A discussion of how we could balance making the most of genomic data and its benefits with reducing its risks to privacy.
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The Argument Against Copyright in Legal Codes

January 20, 2016 - 6:23pm
Model codes incorporated into law are not, and should not be, copyrightable.
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“One D*mn Slide After Another”: PowerPoint at Every Occasion for Speech : Computational Culture

January 20, 2016 - 5:58pm
"PowerPoint provides a common infrastructure, a template for the organization of speech, and for the logic of argumentation. As such, it shapes and produces the world. "
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The spreading of misinformation online

January 20, 2016 - 4:55pm
The Web allows for the rapid dissemination of unsubstantiated rumors and conspiracy theories that often elicit rapid, large, but naive social responses.
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Library Catalog Maintenance

January 13, 2016 - 6:24pm
The library online catalog will be undergoing maintenance from Wednesday January 13, to Friday January 15th. During that time the catalog and some features of the library website may have erratic behavior.   Cover art, availability information, Holds, and My Account features will all be affected.  Searching for materials should still work as normal. Please … Continue reading Library Catalog Maintenance →
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January 2016 Book Display

January 6, 2016 - 4:27pm
Football is in the air and on the screen. Read the full post for January's display by visiting our blog
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